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Cardiac Embolism Symptoms
Can symptoms of pulmonary embolism (chest tightness, heart palpitations) come and go, or will they be constant if it's a dangerous pe clot?
Yes: Many causes however, so exam and testing is required to be definitive. Small recurrent emboli are known and can be intermittent and variable, and eventually lethal. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more
I have pulmonary embolism and everytime i move om my couch my heart beat fast and hard and last for at least 30min or more. Or if i walk a few feet?
Could be unrelated.: Those symptoms can be unrelated to pulmonary embolism, but could be caused by pulmonary hypertension. The best way to tell if that is the case is by doing cardiac echocardiogram. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Is it possible to increase heart muscle after a heart attack followed by triple bypass followed by pulmonary embolism?
Yes: check with your cardiologist and heart surgeon. Discuss aspirin, betablockade, clopidogrel, statin and ACE inhibitor. Perhaps other drugs. Anticoagulation is mandatory. High complexity disease needs expert docs. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I am 51. At 47 i had tia, dvt, pulmonary embolism, hole in heart. I am on warfarin and aggrenox. New white places in brain. Should i be concerned?
Yes: Atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale are the most common (heart holes). The fact that you have a history of tias and dvt/pe should be a concern for a paradoxical embolus. You should see a cardiologist who should refer you to a structural interventional cardiologist or a minimally invasive cardiac surgeon to repair this defect. ...Read moreGet help now ›
No: I'm guessing that you mean a heart that lays low in the chest. This would not cause pulmonary embolism; in fact the position of the heart would have no effect on pulmonary embolism, which is caused by clots in veins (usually in the legs or pelvis) breaking loose and traveling to the lung. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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Yes and then you die: Afe is a very rare but frequently lethal condition for the parturient. Unheralded cardiovascular collapse and disseminated intravascular coagulation are the main manifestations and can prove lethal very quickly even with expert care. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Up: Generally up because of the significant vascular response, vascular dilation and the heart trying to compensate, there is a 50% mortality and those who do not die are in the ICU because they almost died, it's horrible. If you are considering that you have this problem currently, well, you wouldn't be able to write this. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Sometimes...: People with pe can be asymptomatic. If the heart rate is affected, it usually goes up causing s rapid heart rate. If a person thinks they have a pe, they need to be evaluated at an er as pe can be life-threatening. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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